226 E 54th St, New York, NY | Directions 1002240.757692 -73.967743
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown East (Turtle Bay), Midtown East
This place is the worst place to go to for your birthday – I planned to do my birthday for sat March 13th with the promoters from Fullyequipped and they told me that I would be able to get a table with my bottle of grey goose for a certain price and then when i got there they totally brushed me off. They also lied about the entrance fee saying it was $10 for guys before 12 and they charged $20... they also treated me like crap and I couldn't believe this one girl who worked for the club because she told me I would get a certain table and then gave me a really bad attitude when it was time to seat people. She told me that I couldn't get that table because there was a group that was buying 6 bottles and that I wasnt buying anything compared to them..I was shocked and pissed but didnt let it ruin my night.. but overall the place is nice and its a good crowd and they play good music but the promoters are horrible ..I recommend this place for a night out of fun but not to do an event unless ur buying like 6 bottles otherwise theyll give ur table to other ppl.. and never do ur event with fullyequipped cuz theyre lierssss!!!!!!!!
Nice little comfy spot – First time ever at branch, nice crowd the place looks great. The staff might want to promote this place. Maybe the word would get around faster...........
Worst club I have been to, terrible DJ, ok looking crowd – This place is a joke. I came here from Rhode Island expecting class, good music, and fun. No such luck. Plastic cups, overpriced drinks, a 20% gratuity added to your tab if you start one- which i wouldn't mind if the bartender wasn't rude, incompetent and knew how to mix a drink. The crowd wasn't too old, mostly seemed like sad looking twenty something and bachelorett parties. As for the music, if you are 40+ and want to hear a pitifully mixed set of bon jovi, madonna,KELLY CLARKSON, queen, and a random hip hop song thrown in, go here. For real, I could've listened to a crappy set like this in Providence. In my neighbor's basement. The DJ actually said "all you people coming up here giving me DJ tips, I got this." No, you don't. He could not make a smooth mix to save his life. I danced for about twenty minutes total inthe 3 hours i spent there.
Also, bottle service was outrageous, over 300$ for grey goose, cheapest was like 225 for BACARDI. If the club was actually swank and had a nice VIP this might've been acceptable... Maybe. I would never go here again.
Branch – Drinks served in plastic throw away cups.....What is this Jersey!!!!!!!!
Do not go here...Waited on line long, people wearing whatever...And what place in new york serves crapy drinks in small plastic cups..The drinks were the worst I ever had I don't know were their bartender came from....Also this place is very small and the vip tables $500. min to get a table that seats about 5 people...I can't belive we spent 500. dollars on the worst drinks I ever had,,,,Music ok, but nothing to rave about....
Awesome time! – I've been many times, both Friday and Saturday nights, and have had the best time ever! The staff is great, drinks reasonable and the music is awesome! A definite place to go.
Good Music, Fun Crowd, No Nasty Pervs – I had a Bachelorette Party a few weeks back (Saturday night) & everyone had an awesome time. The bartenders were friendly, the crowd wasn't nasty or pervy in any way. The music was great (hip hop, reggae, reggaeton, old skool). The drinks are NYC priced, but that's what you expect. They do have drinks for 1/2 price before a certain time, so you should take advantage of that asap. Make sure you get on the guestlist otherwise you'll end up paying $10 or so to get in. All in all, a great time was had by all.
Head into the woods at this understated, chic hot spot in midtown. – The Scene
The earthy, airy space employs a wood-heavy motif--with a dance floor of rich, red Brazilian cherry wood and a dramatic entryway of spindly branches set against backlit, frosted glass. The music, which varies from hip-hop to house, plays at two separate volume levels; so the pounding dance floor music never overpowers the 15 or so tables in the surrounding lounge.
The attractive crowd, ranging from mid- to late-20s, is ready to mix, mingle and get down despite its banker/young lawyer professional appearances. For a posh bar, the owners are exceptionally accommodating of private parties.
Awesome music, good place for a small group of friends – Me and my friends went here on Jan 27, a Saturday night, and we had SUCH a good time. The place itself is nice, but it's hard to really see the scenery since it was pretty packed that night. The music was on point, top 40's, hip hop, reggae. It's good for a small group of friends (no more than 10 or 15) to go for a good time, especially if you like to dance. The drinks were good, the crowd was good, the whole feel of the place was just perfect. It's small, yes, but cozy at the same time. i don't have anything bad to say about this place. What amazed me even more was encountering one of the nicest bouncers ever. It was my birthday, so my friends were helping me out, and he told me to sit down on the couch and offered to help us get our coats. Since when is a bouncer ever that nice? I went outside at one point of the night, looking for someone, and he asked me if I needed to make a phone call or something like that, then he opened the door for me when I went back in. Anyway, the bottom floor is the dancefloor, and the 2nd floor is a good place for people-watching on the dance floor or just hanging out at the bar.
Not worth the wait in line! – My experience wasn't the best from the start, the bouncers and doormen were typically awful because even though I was on a list, they claimed that the lists expire at 11, and they had coupons on their website for free admission, and those also conveniently expired at 11 (though the coupon said it was good through midnight). The people in line ahead of me also had a bunch of problems with their list, so it seems that the planners don't have their act together. Once I got inside I wasn't overly impressed either. There are a dozen other clubs that have better music and more room to move around. The VIP tables are piled on top of each other, so even if you get one, you can fit maybe 6 people before you are spilling over onto the next one, and if they have a lot of people, they are spilling over into yours.
So I'd skip this place and if you are looking for a night out at a club, check out the Meatpacking district and skip Branch.
Great Accomodations – I had my birthday party here last Saturday night and everyone- from the bouncers, to the manager Dewey, to the cocktail waitress was extremely accommodating with my table reservation and 20 guest. I had such a great time and though the place is small, it is extremely cozy, lots of fun, and the music was excellent. Highly recommended for a small party of 15-20 people, very easygoing and accommodating service. Will definitely be back.
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